The CMS is proud to support the Séminaire de Mathématiques Supérieures (SMS), an annual summer school in pure and applied mathematics that takes place on the campus of the University of Montreal. The theme of the 2012 school is Probabilistic Combinatorics. The deadline for student applications is March 1, 2012.
A new report from the Council of Ministers of Education in Canada suggests there is no significant difference between male and female students in Grade 8 when it comes to math scores. The report also found that most students performed at the expected level of achievement in math.
The CMS is pleased to announce that Hugh Thomas (UNB) and Alexander Yong (Illinois - Urbana-Champaign) are the recipients of the 2011 G. de B. Robinson Award for their paper "Multiplicity-Free Schubert Calculus." The award recognizes the publication of excellent papers in CJM and CMB.
CMS member Jason Brown (Dalhousie University) is a finalist for a 2011 Discovery Award, granted by the Nova Scotia Discovery Centre. The Discovery Awards celebrate Nova Scotia's science and technology leaders. The awards gala will be held on November 17th.
The Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) has announced the PIMS Marsden Memorial Lecture Series in honour of Jerrold Marsden (1942-2010), a world-renowned Canadian applied mathematician. Jerrold was the recipient of the 1981 CMS Jeffery-Williams Prize.
The Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE2013) initiative is seeking submissions for virtual modules for an open source exhibition on the theme of Mathematics and Planet Earth.
The Canadian Mathematical Society has added two new partners, University of Ottawa and Carleton University, to a unique partnership with the University of Toronto and Université Laval to stage the 2011 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).
A study released by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy concludes that Canada's public schools are largely failing to teach students basic math skills. The study quotes from Pengfei Guan's article "Mathematics Education in Elementary and Secondary Schools" (CMS Notes 42:3, 2010).
The CMS has introduced new low cost membership categories and lowered regular membership fees for individuals for 2012. The lower cost membership fees were largely made possible by moving to an electronic distribution for CMS Notes for which a print subscription will continue to be available. At the same time, the low-cost fees for student and retired or unemployed members have been maintained.
The CMS is pleased to announce that David Rodgers is the recipient of the 2011 Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service. The award recognizes individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the Canadian mathematical community and, in particular, the Canadian Mathematical Society.
The CMS is pleased to announce that Youness Lamzouri is the recipient of the 2011 Doctoral Prize. The prize recognizes outstanding performance by a doctoral student.
As a founding working group member, the CMS is pleased to announce that the inaugural congress will take place on August 5-9, 2013 at Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT) in Guanajuato, Mexico. Special session proposals are being solicited.
The CMS is pleased to announce that Dr. Malgorzata Dubiel of Simon Fraser University (SFU) is the recipient of the 2011 Adrien Pouliot Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to mathematics education in Canada.
The Canadian Mathematical Society and Sun Life Financial jointly presented Mariya Sardarli with the Sun Life Financial Cup at the CMS Summer Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. The award recognizes the first prize standing in the Sun Life Financial Canadian Mathematical Olympiad (CMO), Canada's premier national mathematics competition for high school students.
Math Team Canada 2011 has started an intensive training program at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) in order to prepare for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, helped launch Math Team Canada with congratulations sent to each student.
The Canadian Mathematical Society has chosen six of Canada's best high school mathematics students to represent their country at the 2011 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The IMO is the student world championship of mathematics and will be held in Amsterdam from July 16-24.
The CMS is pleased to announce the publication of the CMS 2010 Annual Report which will be discussed at the Annual General Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the CCIS Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
The CMS Student Committee Scholarship for CUMC 2011 has been awarded to David Peterson (UNBC). The award consists of a $500 prize and the opportunity to give a presentation at CUMC 2011. The CMS Student Committee was formed in 1999 to help the CMS serve the need of students.
The CMS will hold the 2011 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the CCIS Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta.
A CMS talk on 'How to Give a Talk' will be presented by a number of Université Laval professors at the Canadian Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (CUMC) 2011 being held at Laval University from June 15-19. The CUMC is Canada's premier conference for undergraduate students interested in mathematics and is supported by the CMS.
A new CMS program to support student-organized events will provide funding support to the May 13-14 OMC at the University of Ottawa. This event is a student-organized conference whose purpose is to provide a venue for area graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and undergraduate students to showcase their original research.
On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Fields Institute in partnership with the Department of Mathematics at the University of Toronto, will be taking part in Science Rendezvous, a nation-wide science event that aims to bring science and its practitioners face-to-face with the community.
Suzanne Fortier, the President of NSERC, will present 'NSERC and the Canadian Mathematics Community' on Friday, June 3 at 9:15 a.m. as part of the 2011 CMS Summer Meeting in Edmonton. In addition, there will also be a 'NSERC Research Funding' presentation on Saturday, June 4 at 1:30 p.m. Meeting registration is available on-site or on-line.
A large number of mathematicians from across Canada have issued a public statement to the Minister of Industry Canada and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) expressing serious concerns for how the NSERC Discovery Grants review system is being administered.
The Pacific Institution for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) has announced that Dr. Veselin Jungic (Simon Fraser University) is the recipient of the 2011 Pims Education Prize.
The CMS has launched a new campaign that highlights how member donations make a real difference and support the important work of the CMS on behalf of the Canadian mathematics community.
The Banff International Research Station (BIRS) is moving to a new location at the Banff Centre. The new building will enable BIRS to provide live streaming of its lectures around the world.
Mr. Joseph Hubert (Vice-recteur à la recherche, Université de Montréal) has announced the nomination of M. François Lalonde as Director of the Centre de recherches mathématiques. His mandate will begin June 1, 2011.
The CMS is pleased to announce that Prof. Yvan Saint-Aubin (Université de Montréal) is the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Teaching Award.
The Award recognizes sustained and distinguished contributions in mathematics teaching at the undergraduate level at a Canadian post-secondary education institution.
This year the CMS will be electing fifteen (15) officers and directors and the Nominating Committee wishes to announce its initial list of candidates for the 2011 elections.
Peter Taylor has received the T. Geoffrey Flynn Advancement Champion Award from Queen's University in recognition of his fundraising efforts both at the department level and university-wide.
The CMS is pleased to announce that Iosif Polterovich (Université de Montréal) is the recipient of the 2011 Coxeter-James Prize. The Coxeter-James Prize was inaugurated in 1978 to recognize young mathematicians who have made outstanding contributions to mathematical research.
The CMS is pleased to announce the results of the 2010 Endowment Grants Competition. The Endowment Grants fund projects that contribute to the broader good of the Canadian mathematical community.
Mathematics Congress of the Americas (Jan 27)
At a meeting during the recent joint AMS/MAA meeting in New Orleans, the CMS joined with the American, Brazilian, and Mexican societies, along with UMALCA to establish an interim council to develop a North and South American mathematics Congress of the Americas expected to take place in 2013. Canada was well represented at the meeting with Christiane Rousseau (CRM), Edward Bierstone (Fields), Alejandro Adem (PIMS), and Johan Rudnick (CMS) in attendance. "This remarkable initiative was strongly endorsed and the CMS is honoured to have been invited to be part of the group that will actually make it happen" noted Jacques Hurtubise, CMS President. Alejandro Adem (PIMS) will represent the CMS on the council at the follow-up meeting expected to be in Rio in May.
Five students have earned top honours after competing with almost 8800 students in the 2010 Sun Life Financial Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge (COMC).
Google has given the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) organization one million euros to support the next five IMOs (2011-2015). The IMO is the world championship mathematics competition for high school students.
The tenth annual Summer School sponsored by the Atlantic Association for Research in the Mathematical Sciences (AARMS) will take place at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, during June 2-29, 2011. The school, which offers courses in the mathematical sciences and their applications, is intended for graduate students from all parts of the world.